Ski resort company hires new director of operations

Experienced ski industry veteran to oversee five Southwestern resorts, including Sipapu and Pajarito

Officials with Mountain Capital Partners (MCP) announced the appointment of Elizabeth Howe as its new Director of Operations for its collection of resorts, including Purgatory Resort, Arizona Snowbowl, Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, Pajarito Mountain, and Hesperus Ski Area.

“We’re thrilled that Elizabeth has joined our team at Mountain Capital Partners to help us improve our mountain operations and the overall skiing experience at all our resorts,” stated James Coleman, managing partner of Mountain Capital Partners.  “With Elizabeth’s vast ski industry experience, she’ll help our company continue to grow and excel.”

Howe has 24 years of resort operations experience with previous roles as vice president of resort operations at Telluride Ski Resort, and senior director of mountain operations at Vail Resorts.  Howe has a background in mountain operations, specifically lift operations and lift maintenance, and also includes hotel resort operations.   Howe served as a member of the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board, and was invited to present a Ted Talk at TedX Vail which focuses on women in ski area operations.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to join the team at Mountain Capital Partners,” stated Elizabeth Howe. “I am passionate about the ski industry,  and am excited to help take these five ski resorts in southwest to the next level.”

Howe’s passion is skiing and she loves winter.  Originally from Libertyville, IL, Howe was introduced to skiing at Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin when she was 7 years old.  As she was growing up, her family would take spring break trips to ski in Colorado.  Howe moved from Illinois to Telluride, Colo. in 1993. Howe has a son who will attend middle school in Durango.